Advice Needed Astra 2e from the french riviera

Lazarus

Lazarus

Tout Rond Bon Oeuf
Staff member
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My Satellite Setup
80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
Much else.
My Location
North York Moors
Are you positive you turned the knob the right way - can't recall the last time I used mine, but I seem to recall it's counterintuitive.

Tighten bolts incrementally in turn and repeat, rather than just wanging up to full torque in one go - to try and prevent anything going out of kilter.
 
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Mickha

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There are lots of ITV HD stations available, on 28.2E, have you got a different satellite receiver, you can test, rather than the freesat receiver?
You might also want to check for any updates, for your receiver.
Code:
https://www.lyngsat.com/Astra-2G.html
 
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Stuggy

Member
Messages
26
My Satellite Setup
1.2m (looking for one)
My Location
Nice, Provence
I did turn the signal meter the right way. Here to believe the signal was maxed out but couldn't do more. I use my remote camera at that point to improve it a bit.

I can turn the stb into non Freesat mode. The ITV hd does seem to lock more often that not so I'll try it like this for a bit and monitor.
 
4wd

4wd

Getting the picture
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1,497
My Satellite Setup
5 W, 9-13-19-28 E
My Location
Bergen, Norway \ Alpes Maritimes, France
If you ever check in on the forum, how did it all go over time ? Am back in 06 France, would be interesting to read about reception further south, with apparently the same dish as I've got.
 
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Stuggy

Member
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My Satellite Setup
1.2m (looking for one)
My Location
Nice, Provence
Just checked in. I don't use the dish too often but it is going ok. We were away and I think the wind rotated the dish a small enough amount to lose signal so I have to re-aim it.
 
4wd

4wd

Getting the picture
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1,497
My Satellite Setup
5 W, 9-13-19-28 E
My Location
Bergen, Norway \ Alpes Maritimes, France
Up here, the evening signal drop makes these go away:
11023 H (BBC 4 HD)
11068 V \ 11053 H (ITV HD's)
Very marginal in evenings:
12382 H (dmax\quest\travel)

Overall it's all good, a 6 h\day loss of a few transponders does not give any urge to spend lots on some bigger dish.
 
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Nalleman

Member
Messages
93
Location
Motala Sweden
My Satellite Setup
1,8 Channel Master, Black Pro LNB with CM feedhorn and VU+ DUO 2 and Vantage 8000 TS receivers. Fixed dishes at: 28,2/28,5 E, 19,2 E, 13 E, 9 E and 1 W
My Location
Sweden
Up here, the evening signal drop makes these go away:
11023 H (BBC 4 HD)
11068 V \ 11053 H (ITV HD's)
Very marginal in evenings:
12382 H (dmax\quest\travel)

Overall it's all good, a 6 h\day loss of a few transponders does not give any urge to spend lots on some bigger dish.
I often lose 11053 H in the evening as well as 12 382 H. All other transponders comes in 24/7 even in bad weather. 12 129 V has been pretty weak for about a month but seems to be back at normal strength around 9 dB now.
 
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4wd

4wd

Getting the picture
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1,497
My Satellite Setup
5 W, 9-13-19-28 E
My Location
Bergen, Norway \ Alpes Maritimes, France
^^^ Yes, seen levels up lately here (In F), so now (just) getting those HD's + 12382. 130cm.
 
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Stuggy

Member
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My Satellite Setup
1.2m (looking for one)
My Location
Nice, Provence
Quest and ITV hd and some cooking channels are often marginal or don't show. I thought my dish had moved but maybe the receiver just blipped because it is working. Maybe it moved a little but I don't have a way to precisely monitor levels.
 
Tururu

Tururu

Assembled with recycled parts
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2,601
My Satellite Setup
90cm motorised dishes(98x90)+fixed+multiLNB+24Unicable.
Currently 55 satellites, 61°West to 57°East.

DB800S-HD VU+DUO2, VU+Ultimo4K, TBS5925, OctagonSX88.
Recycled as the owner.
My Location
North of Madrid (28703 Spain) -3Km of IKEA (40.545847, -3.612012).:-)
I often lose 11053 H in the evening as well as 12 382 H. All other transponders comes in 24/7 even in bad weather. 12 129 V has been pretty weak for about a month but seems to be back at normal strength around 9 dB now.
Just in case, the quality of the tuner is important, an example.
The tuner of the VU+DUO2 has to have a very good signal with those 2 TP / frequencies.
The new DVB-S2X tuner has no problems with those same channels when 11053 has no signal and 12382 pixels.

2 hours ago I had no signal to be below the threshold of the VU+DUO2, perfect with VU+Ultimo4K. Fixed Giberrtini 125cm, Madrid (Spain).
Now with some noise in the image (marked in red) in 11053, the whole week blind in the searches of channels (974) and again blind.
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Por si acaso, la calidad del tuner es importante, un ejemplo.
El tuner del VU+DUO2 tiene que tener muy buena señal con esos 2 TP/frecuencias.
Los nuevos tuner de DVB-S2X no tienen problemas con esos mismos canales cuando 11053 no tiene señal y 12382 pixela.

Hace 2 horas no tenia nada de señal al estar por debajo del umbral del VU+DUO2, perfecto con VU+Ultimo4K. Giberrtini 125cm fija, Madrid (España).
Ahora con algo de ruido en la imagen (marcada en rojo) en 11053, toda la semana ciego en las busquedas de canales (974) y de nuevo ciego.

 
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TonyilCapo

TonyilCapo

Member
Messages
57
Location
над холмами и далеко
My Satellite Setup
Dishes: PF (restored Famaval) 2.4m 28.2E, offset 60cm 30W, 90cm 13E+19E, spares 80cm+1.15m
STBs: Vu+ Vu+ Duo2 DVBS2 x4 1TB HDD, GI Avatar2 DVBS2 x2, Vu+Zero
My Location
Central Portugal
For ITV HD there's alternatives you guys should try, like at 11068V, over here I have much better signal than 11053, even when raining.
Also for Quest, Quest HD is at 11426V much more stronger than 12382H
12382 is very marginal here in the mornings but good enough after 16:00H till dawn.
 
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